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Red Curry Fried Rice

Red curry fried rice with vegetables is a healthier take on takeout! This easy recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes for an amazing side dish to any style of meal! Change up the vegetables and/or animal protein to your heart’s delight.

Hello, fried rice, my old friend.

Fried rice is so entrenched in my household, it is practically a state of being.

If you’re anything like me and you love fried rice, Thai food, are NOT above eating fried rice as a meal, and…carbs…then this is the recipe has your first, middle, and last name written all over it.

This new rendition involves red curry paste, a variety of vegetables, a splash of fish sauce (just trust me), and a touch of pure maple syrup to offset the salty, umami, spicy flavors.

It is no more difficult to prepare than the last fried rice you made.

…And if you’ve never made fried rice, it’s easy mmmmkay!

Let’s do this.

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One Pan Meal: Salmon and Vegetables

One Pan Meal of Salmon and Vegetables is a great recipe for batch cooking or meal prepping for a busy workweek or for feeding a big family. This carb-conscious meal is packed with protein and vitamins and is paleo, keto, and whole30 compliant. Turn it into a sheet pan dinner recipe if you don’t have a casserole dish!

Picture this: One large casserole dish + a boat load of veggies + a couple pounds of salmon = Food for the whole family (or whole week).

I mentioned a few months ago I batch cook for myself, typically on Mondays. Cooking once and eating 5 or 6 times is my lazy yet macro-minded approach to food. No fuss, no over-romantization…just clean, easy meals to keep life simple.

Selecting go-to nutrient-dense meals that require very little thought or effort is in my opinion the most efficient way of keeping on a health-conscious food schedule.

I go for a variety of vegetables, some of which are full of starch (for carbohydrate and fiber), leaner cuts of animal like chicken or turkey, OR seafood for an omega-3 infusion. 

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Savory Grain-Free Crepes with Roasted Asparagus, Spinach, and Feta

Paleo crepes made easily in your blender! This quick recipe requires only 5 minutes of prep (no refrigeration time!). Serve them up with roasted and/or sautéed vegetables for a savory crepe experience.

This post is sponsored by Thrive Culinary Algae Oil.

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The first time I made Grain-Free Crepes, I thought for sure there was no way they could possibly turn out like regular crepes. Lo and behold, they are just as soft, spongy, malleable and delicious as the real deal!

…To the extent that I double dog dare you to serve them to friends and family and see if they can tell the difference!

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Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Kale

Light, flavorful pesto quinoa salad with avocado, walnuts, feta cheese, asparagus, and kale. This nutrient-packed dish is perfect for packing up and taking for lunches or to barbecues and picnics. I’ve been on quite the quinoa kick lately (did you check out my Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad a couple of weeks ago?? It’s pretty magical!), …

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Spring Green Pasta with Vegan Basil-Mint Pesto

Spring green pasta with asparagus, peas, leek, pumpkin seeds, and homemade vegan pesto sauce. This incredibly quick and easy meal is fresh and healthful and perfect for spring! Helloooooooo, nurse! Vibrant, snappy spring vegetables meet pasta, meet basil-mint pesto, meet pumpkin seeds, meet yo mouf! This super easy approach to pasta is everything. It’s fresh …

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Maple Balsamic Pork Chops with Blueberry Olive Tapenade

An easy pork chops recipe marinated in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, and topped with blueberry olive tapenade. A quick and simple dinner recipe for any night of the week! This post is sponsored by California Olive Committee. A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to St. Helena, California to learn about California Ripe …

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Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Goddess Dressing

Roasted spring vegetable Buddha bowls with asparagus, radishes, golden beets, cauliflower, peas, and a creamy dreamy mayo-free avocado-based green goddess dressing. WINNING! Does anyone else get a kick out of the psychology of food in relationships? You know that dance most couples do come 6pm? One person doesn’t care what they both eat, but the …

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Spring Vegetable Green Curry Bowls

Spring veggies! Oh my gaaah they’re just so crisp. As you saw with my Garam Masala Vegetable Bowls on Friday, I’m still loving the comfort of winter’s hearty carb-laiden vegetables, but also dig the fact that I can get my hands on Spring’s snappy veggies in order to enjoy the best of all vegetable worlds. The way …

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction

When it comes to making appetizers for friends and family, I usually keep it as fresh as possible. I’m a big fan of roasted vegetables, so prosciutto-wrapped asparagus makes for an easy and pleasing pre-meal tapa that’s also sharable. Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is one of my favorite go-to appetizers. Adding a balsamic reduction and spiced pears …

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Chilled Asparagus and Leek Bisque (Dairy-Free)

Chilled asparagus and leek bisque is a refreshing, healthy soup perfect for summer entertaining. In honor of my announcement yesterday, a soup! Nothing says, “sexy” like a seasonal thick and creamy cream-less green soup dribbling down your chinny chin chin while you try to figure out where exactly in your mouth the soup actually went. …

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Parsnip Risotto with Chickpea Alfredo Sauce + Shrimp, Asparagus, and Split Peas

Parsnip Risotto with Chickpea Alfredo Sauce + Shrimp, Asparagus, and Split Peas is an incredibly flavorful and nutrient-dense dairy-free side dish or meal. Fourscore and seven years ago, I ate my very first risotto at Olive Garden. It was like nothing I had ever tried – rich, creamy, sticky, zesty, full of shrimp and suuuuper filling. …

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Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

  In case you were absent, we went real deep in grill talk on Monday. Feelings were expressed, Amy Grant was quoted, we ignited a fire, and now we’re stoking the fire with grilled shrimp and asparagus. Confession (slash recap from Monday’s post): when I’m not grilling for a ton of people, I just plug …

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